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We are the Latin America Committee
of German Business

The Latin America Committee of German Business (LADW) draws on the competence of industry to develop business cooperation between Germany and Latin America so as to render it more focused, more efficient, and ultimately more effective. The business-driven body is hosted by the Federation of German Industries (BDI) in Berlin.

The CEO Agenda for Economic Cooperation with Latin America

 

A publication by LADW and McKinsey & Company for decision-makers from politics and business.

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About us

The LADW unswervingly represents the interests of German business vis-à-vis its economic and political partners in Germany and Latin America. It is committed to the consistent expansion of economic collaboration.

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OUR Members

Leading representatives of German business with a strong interest in Latin America are involved in the LADW. Get to know us.

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News and More

Sunday Brief

Drought weighs on post-pandemic recovery in Latin America

Agriculture, but also mining, energy and transport sectors in the region are more and more suffering from the increasingly frequent droughts.

Europe’s industry urgently needs a strategy for Latin America

Not only the region’s trade with China is growing. The infrastructure of the new Silk Road will also accelerating exchange with the whole of Asia.

Why climate change could trigger a surge in industrialization

Latin America has a surprisingly clean energy matrix and could benefit from the global green transition through resource abundance.

News

Strong partnership with a lot of potential for expansion

High-level talks at the 2nd German-Mexican CEO Roundtable on digitalization, climate protection, trade and investment.

EU-Mercosur Agreement as a driver for sustainability

Politicians and business leaders from both sides speak in favour of its entry into force in a debate organised by BusinessEurope.

Why Latin America?

Strategically positioned between Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, the 650 million predominantly young consumers create an innovation-friendly market with great potential and with a GDP of US$ 5.5 billion. German companies have been making their way here for over a century.

Today they are viewed as part of society. Shared political, economic and social values make Latin America an important ally to Germany, particularly in key areas such as trade, climate protection and energy policy.

Facts

Degree of urbanisation 78 %
Votes at the United Nations 17 %
Access to world trade 70 %
Energy production from renewable sources 56 %
Share of the world's freshwater reserves 33 %

Key facts German industry in Latin America

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What we want
More intensive economic cooperation with Latin America through the creation and promotion of active and collaborative relationships between governments and business.
Who we are
A representative selection of opinion-leaders and decision-makers from the German economy who believe in Latin America.
What we do
We provide actual impetus for economic cooperation with Latin America while calling for and promoting political support for such cooperation.